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Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

By Claire Schofield and John Blow Music mogul Simon Cowell may be given a run for his money as nine business teams from across Yorkshire promote the latest musical talent at the AMP Awards final tonight. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools will take part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music […]

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Leeds cabaret gets inspired

Leeds cabaret gets inspired

by Ailsa Rochester “Life is a cabaret, old chum”, or so they say. And never will that be more true than this Saturday as The Leeds Club says “Wilkommen” to The 1930s Berlin Diary. The show is shrouded in mystery but organisers described the show as: “Willy Wonka meets murder mystery, meets Edward Scissorhands, meets La Soiree cabaret, meets a music gig, meets a […]

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Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

by Laren Wafer-Kiddle Renowned illusionist Derren Brown is returning to Leeds this week with a more personal, stripped-down show. Brown, alongside his director and friend Andy Nyman, are bringing the Derren Brown: Infamous show to Leeds Grand Theatre from 24-29 March. He told Yorkshire Voice: “We tried to come up with a sort of experience that you couldn’t get anywhere […]

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Full Metal Journalist

Full Metal Journalist

By Alex Rhodes On February 28 eleven intrepid journalist students spent a night and a day with the British Army Reserves as they competed against each other in one of the largest training events of the year. This is a first hand account of their time there.  The roar of a tank engine jolted me out of my light sleep. […]

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VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

by Yorkshire Voice team Horrific scenes of soliders losing limbs in dramatic explosions is something army reservists need the stomach to handle. So to make their training as realistic as possible at Catterick Garrison, real amputuees are drafted in – with all the special effects you’d expect to see on a film set. The team here at Yorkshire Voice spent […]

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Leeds woman calls for stricter drugs laws after near-death experience on legal high Doob

A packet of the legal high 'Doob'

  By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle A 36 year old woman who thought she “was going to die” after taking a legal high last year has called for the drugs to be banned. Leeds woman Elle Brooker was at a party last year when she experienced a horrific reaction to the legal high Doob. She said: “My heart was racing so hard […]

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Live At Leeds festival heats up as 50 more acts are announced

Live At Leeds festival heats up as 50 more acts are announced

By Claire Schofield The Live At Leeds line-up continues to grow as 50 a further acts have been announced. The latest editions to the line-up include Bipolar Sunshine, The Neighbourhood, The Sunshine Underground and George Ezra. The annual Leeds music festival, now in its eighth year, will run from 2 to 5 May and with over 200 bands due to perform it is […]

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